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Governor Warner Announces Grant To Brandy Station Foundation


From press release December 2, 2005

RICHMOND - Governor Mark R. Warner today announced 22 grants totaling $9.7 million dollars awarded by the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation, a state land conservation board. This is the largest single VLCF grant announcement since the foundation was created in 1999. VLCF grants require a minimum of a 50 percent match, so approved projects represent at least $19.4 million in public and private money going to land conservation across the state.

Included is a $75,000 grant to the Brandy Station Foundation for acquisition of eight acres buffering Kelly's Ford.  The ford has historically been an important Rappahannock River crossing and is particularly significant for its role in the Battle of Brandy Station.

The dollar figure given reflects only the state grant amount and not the total cost of the project.

"These grants help fund projects that establish permanent conservation easements, and purchase open spaces, natural areas and parklands, farms and forests, and sites of historic or cultural significance," Governor Warner said. "These grants represent a significant investment in the preservation of our landscapes that will pay dividends for generations of Virginians."



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